School Programs

The City's Green Oceanside team offers free educational programs and resources on water use efficiency, the water cycle, and more to schools in the Oceanside Unified School District service area. For more information about the programs, please contact (760) 435-4500 or email

Water Use Lesson Plan and Activities

The Green Oceanside team put together the Water Use Lesson Plan (K-5)This two-day lesson will engage your students in a daily water logging activity and discussion, teaching important lessons about the ways we rely on water in our daily lives. Download the Water Use Lesson Plan (K-5). 

Online activities and resources for all ages:

SPLASH LAB (Grades 4-6)

The Splash Lab is a completely self-contained mobile lab that provides students with hands-on science experience. Splash lab is currently being offered virtually! Contact the San Diego County Office of Education at (619) 491-3180 for more information and to schedule a virtual lab session for your class.

Free K-5 Education Online

The City of Oceanside partnered with the San Diego County Water Authority to develop educational videos on water quality and water resources for children while school assembly programs are suspended. The video episodes cover hand-washing safety, water treatment, conservation, the water cycle, and more in an engaging dialogue with kid-friendly mascot Puey the Pig. View Education Videos on YouTube

North County Water Agencies Annual Water Awareness Poster Contest

The Water Awareness Poster Contest is an annual competition amongst fourth grade students in each of the North County water agencies’ service areas, designed to promote an understanding and appreciation for conserving water and using it more efficiently. The contest takes place in the spring, and artwork from three students from each school district is featured in the North County Water Agency Calendar each year. Would you like a calendar? Email to receive a copy!

2020 Water Awareness Poster Contest Winners: 

Congratulations to Jeremiah Martinez of Ivy Ranch Middle School for winning the 2020 contest! Second and third place go to Evelyn Boren and Lauren Troupe, respectively, students from McAuliffe Elementary School. The artwork of these three students will represent the City of Oceanside in the 2021 North County Water Agency Calendar.

2019 Water Awareness Poster Contest Winners: